China Doll

by  David Mamet

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  2m

"David Mamet has written a devastating portrait of a David Koch/Sheldon Adelson-style tycoon [...] The carefully parsed-out details make for a riveting second act. Much of the language is sublime and there are great one liners along the way." - The Wrap

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A very wealthy businessman buys a plane to carry his fiancée, a non-US citizen, into Canada. However, an unexpected landing of the plane prompts an investigation into the man's affairs based on his tax payment history. As his assistant tries to help him put things back together, secrets are revealed, and it is discovered the man is a powerful political insider who's been evading tax law. The investigation deepens and his future is even more at risk.
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Reviews

REVIEWS 

"David Mamet has written a devastating portrait of a David Koch/Sheldon Adelson-style tycoon...The carefully parsed-out details make for a riveting second act. Much of the language is sublime and there are great one liners along the way." - The Wrap

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Micey Ross' apartment.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m
MICKEY ROSS - an older man 
CARSON - his assistant
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Cast Attributes

  • All Male

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Authors

David Mamet

David Mamet is the author of the plays: Race, Keep Your Pantheon, School, November, Romance, Boston Marriage, Faustus, Oleanna, Glengarry Glen Ross (1984 Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award), American Buffalo, The Old Neighborhood, A Life in the Theatre, Speed-the-Plow, Edmond, Lakeboat, The Water En ...

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China Doll premiered on Broadway at the Schoenfeld Theater in October 2015 under the direction of Pam MacKinnon.

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